If you don't know where we left off, you might want to go here.
Doctor #5 called me back..
Doctor: Hi! This is Doctor Shrink, is this Jennifer?
Doctor: I got your message and I am taking new patients. When would you like to come in?
Hallelujah!!!!! And thank the Lord and all that good stuff.
We talked and set my appointment up for the next day after work.
So when I got there the next day I found his office very easily, but it was really more like a broom closet than an office, and immediately made me feel a little claustrophobic.
It was better when I was out of the waiting room and in his actual office. Still a cabinet, but it had a window.
He took all my information and then we got to talking and I told him how everyone was pissing me off.
We talked about mom and he said I should stand up to her.
No shit Sherlock, but then I have to live with her after. You don't know my mother.
We talked about Perry and his visitation which shocked the fuck out him.
I can't say he's the first one. But he is the first that when given all the facts didn't immediately understand that my hands are tied. And I haven't decided yet if that makes him smarter than everyone else, or an idiot.
We talked about work and he thinks I ought to throw some people to the wolves.
That would be nice, but in the real world there are consequences for that shit, and I'm not even talking about karma.
We even talked a little about Dr. No Personality.
Dr. Shrink thinks I should bitch him up one side and down the other.
And then towards the end he told me that I should take a piece of paper and draw a vertical line down the center and on one side write the things bugging me that I can fix and on the other the ones I have no control over. And then come up with some plans of action for the ones I can do something about.
That's a nice little theory, but I have a feeling that my doing nothing list would be a hell of a lot bigger than my action list.
He didn't exactly call me a doormat, but he kindof did. He's not really wrong.